The Community Watershed Stewardship Program helps community groups with projects that enhance watershed health: Stewardship Grants of up to $10,000 (subject to 2013-2014 budget approval), and Native Plant Mini-Grants of up to $300. Read more at the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/43077
Location: Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, Room: CC 204B
A pool of $10,000 is available for community based projects initiated, designed and ran by youth 21 and under. The Youth Action Grants program may offer grants of up to $1,000 to youth in Portland who want to take action that makes Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth a reality! More at: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/aspcc/sylvania/YouthActionGrant.html
Every Day Event Grants provide funding to public land organizations, or Friends Groups, to engage their community on a public land site. These grants help fund events that are educational, recreational and/or volunteering-based.
Location: Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Participants will learn how to manage their garden from the ground up starting with the soil and its complex role supporting plants. They will also learn about gardening with native plants which use less water and don’t require expensive fertilizers and pesticides. Half the class will be spent on park trails so be sure to dress for the weather. Free, preregistration required at www.tryonfriends.org.
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway
The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is inviting proposals for community-based projects that benefit neighborhoods and improve watershed health in the City of Portland. The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) provides grants of up to $10,000 for projects that include neighborhood safety, health and livability; youth leadership and skills development; community gardens and green spaces; art and education; cleanup and restoration; and stormwater management. Attend this westside BES workshop for grant applicants.
More at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/stewardship
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Now it’s time for the entire community to review this work-in-progress and provide feedback to guide how this long-range plan will evolve. City staff and partners will be sharing information and soliciting input on the Working Draft Part 1 at this westside community workshop. For more information about how to engage, visit the Comprehensive Plan Update website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan.
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Oregon State Representatives Margaret Doherty (HD 35, http://www.leg.state.or.us/doherty/), Chris Garrett (HD 38, http://www.leg.state.or.us/garrett/) and Jennifer Williamson (HD 36, http://www.leg.state.or.us/williamson/) invite you to a Town Hall & Open Forum. The topic will be the issues facing the 2013 legislature, which begins on Feb 4, 2013. Light refreshments will be served.
The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) has made the following plan in the case of a major earthquake.